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July 21, 2022

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Ill hiker rescued from Mt. Sanitas trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Thursday July 21, 2022 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Boulder County Communications was notified of a hiker who was experiencing experiencing shortness of breath and dizziness while hiking up the Dakota Ridge Trail at Mount Sanitas, just west of the city of Boulder.

The 44-year-old female was hiking up the trail when she began feeling ill. As she was unable to stand and walk, she called for assistance. Firefighters from Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District hiked in and were able to find the sick hiker and began providing medical care.

Based on the hiker’s location, it was determined that an evacuation was necessary. The evacuation was conducted by Rocky Mountain Rescue Group with assistance from the firefighters. Once at the trailhead, the female was evaluated by paramedics from American medical response and transported to local hospital for further medical care and evaluation.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and American Medical Response.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #22 – 3489.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Service Coordinator